Card, CASology, Papertrey Ink

CASology #125: Christmas Ornament Card using Heat Embossing

by May Park-

Hello crafty friends! It’s Tuesday and that means time for a brand new challenge over at CASology. Here is this week’s cue card:

Screen Shot 2014-12-07 at 6.29.36 PMAs always, you can interpret the word literally or go for something a bit more outside the box. This time I decided to create a Christmas card using my all-time favorite technique which is heat embossing. Here is what I came up with:

DSC_4743I created a flower ball Christmas ornament card inspired by my own card that I made last year. I started by heat embossing the flower images from Paperytrey Ink’s Beautiful Blooms II on a piece of black cardstock using Hero Arts’s silver embossing powder. Then I cut a A2 size panel out of color cardstock using Lawn Fawn’s Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables. After that, I matted stitched panel onto the embossed panel after cutting a circle window. I finished off  the card with the sentiment from PapertreyInk’s ‘Tis the Season Sentiments. By the way, I used the color combo from the inspiration photo by Curtain Call challenge and Less is More.


Here is a closer look at my card. I adhered some rhinestones onto each flower to add interest to my ornament after coloring them with Copics. I love the way how my card turned out. 🙂


I created another card using same theme but different color combo. Which one do you like the most? Blue or pink? Hope you like at least one of my cards and get some inspiration to make your own Christmas card using heat embossing technique. (I’m entering my first card into the following challenge: Little Tangles #50The Paper Players #225, and Simon Says Wednesday challenge.)

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 Guest Designer: Ren

That’s all I have for today. Now it’s your turn to play along. There is a wonderful prize up for grabs from STAMPlorations and the winner will have a chance to guest design on the next challenge – more details are on the CASology blog. Make sure to stop by each of the DT’s blog to see how the rest of the designers interpreted the challenge. Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy crafting!


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  2. francesca

    this is amazing!!!!! 🙂

    19 . Dec . 2014
  3. Jessica Pascarella

    what a beautiful card! Love the embossing background! Thanks for the playing along with the Little Tangles Challenge!

    15 . Dec . 2014
  4. Judy1223

    May, two beautiful cards! I think I like the second card with the multi-colored bling, but honestly they are both divine!

    15 . Dec . 2014
  5. laurie

    Wow, that embossing is stunning! Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

    15 . Dec . 2014
  6. Martina N

    The cards are beautiful! I love them! Perfection.

    14 . Dec . 2014
  7. wienerhoneymooners

    STUNNING!!! Lovely!!! AMAZING!!! May, don’t know if you already came by and saw this, I am offering a chance to win 1 of 2 Wplus 9 stamps sets on my blog! I hope that you are able to stop by and comment before midnight Sunday! Good Luck…

    Here is the link:

    13 . Dec . 2014
  8. francesca

    beautiful card May! 🙂

    13 . Dec . 2014
  9. Yapha

    Gorgeous cards! I love the ornaments you made. Both are really lovely. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

    12 . Dec . 2014
  10. Virginia Lu

    Way to add all the blings…love the embossing and design, May! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Bling It On” Challenge!

    12 . Dec . 2014
  11. chrissieann

    This is really pretty May, love the embossing!
    Thanks so much for joining us!
    “Less is More”

    11 . Dec . 2014
  12. Monika/buzsy

    Oh, how pretty. Love the silver embossed flowers with the rhinestones. Thank you for playing along with us at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

    11 . Dec . 2014
  13. Sarah

    2 amazing cards May and so glad you joined our LIm challenge – your card is beautiful an loving your use of the colour palette.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

    11 . Dec . 2014
  14. Anne Ray

    May what a stunning and elegant design! I prefer the blue, I think, but both are fab!
    Thank you so much for joining us at LIM this week
    Less is More Designer

    09 . Dec . 2014
  15. Nora

    How lovely!! I like the flowers and the embossing on this!! Great design!!

    09 . Dec . 2014
  16. tsurutadesigns

    super pretty May!

    09 . Dec . 2014
  17. jasleen

    This has to be one of the most gorgeous Christmas cards I have seen in a long time. 🙂 wow !

    09 . Dec . 2014
  18. Joyce M.

    This is so striking. Great job getting all those flowers into the circle shape, and your embossing is just flawless.

    09 . Dec . 2014
  19. Tracey McNeely

    Gorgeous May, perfect embossing!

    09 . Dec . 2014
  20. Meghan

    So much silver embossing would give me a heart attack! You pull it off perfectly!

    09 . Dec . 2014
  21. Ardyth

    This is clean graphic goodness! Love!

    09 . Dec . 2014

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